FE library LRC community of practice

A community for further education (FE) learning resources and library services across the UK.

Facilitated by Jisc

Open to staff in FE libraries, learning resources services and related roles in colleges

Regular meetings on Teams

About the community

We are strongly committed to the provision of high-quality learning resources and library services for further education and sixth form colleges. We are interested in exploring how technology innovation can be implemented to improve learner experiences and outcomes.

Our community supports our members in sharing success and best practice, solving problems, and learning from each other’s experiences in an open and trusted environment.

By being part of the community, members feel supported and together more able to improve services to learners and college staff.

Our aims are:

  • To provide a confidential and safe space to share provision of learning resources and library services including – but not restricted to – digital resources and digital practice
  • To help and support members in improving services, developing and sharing their practice, adapting to change, and finding solutions to common problems
  • To consider where technology solutions might alleviate concerns and support objectives, and the culture, skills and support processes needed for effective implementation of those solutions
  • To actively encourage collaboration and seek common approaches that support members to improve learner experiences and outcomes

We offer regular free, online, interactive events and Teams channels for discussions and sharing of opportunities and practice.

Who can join

This community of practice is made up of learning resources staff, library staff, and others in the further education sector who are interested in how libraries and learning resources services can support learning outcomes and student experience.

We are open to staff at all levels, from beginner to expert.

How to get involved

To get involved, you can request to join our FE library LRC community Teams site.

If you have any questions or support queries, please email the community facilitators at fe.library.lrc.support@jisc.ac.uk.